Carunculations (Echeveria Etna)

Named after the most active and violent volcano in all of  europe. Sicily’s Mt. Etna has been active for over a million years and is still erupting today. The word ‘etna’ is derived from the phoenician word meaning “furnace”. This particular echeveria is not the first to be given the name of a volcano, but the first not hybridized but master Dick Wright. Denise Manley crossed e. mauna loa with e. ‘barbillion’ to produce this variable cultivar. The bumps on the leaves, carunculations, are very unique and slightly different from plant to plant, turning each plant into a character piece. These carunculations cover most of the older growth and take on different colors in different seasons, typically of a deep purple. Grows to 2’ plus, on a thick solitary stem. Regular beheading is encouraged. Plant in full sun, to part shade, in a well draining soil.

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